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Pachygone.']                         FLORA INDICA.                                     203

apice incurva ; anthwa subglobosse, didyinae, biloculares. Ovaria ru-
dimentaria 3, miuutissima. FGEM. Stamina 6, ananthera, breviter cla-
vata. Ovaria 3. Styli crassi, horizontals . Drupes r&riformes, late-
ribus leviter excavates. Semen hippocrepiforme, radicula brevissima,
stylo subbasilari approxhnata, cotyledonibus aemicylindricis vel sub-
clavatis fere cornels. — Frutices scflwcfcw&tf/fioribus axlllarlbus racemosis.

A. piece of the stem of Packypone, one-fourth of an inch in diameter, is firm and
woody, faintly sulcate externally. Pith occupying the greater part of the stern,
wholly composed of vertically elongated, parallel woody cells, with square superim-
posed ends, the inner shortest. Medullary rays of mural 'cells. Wood-wedges about
thirty, placed near the circumference, of dotted pleurenchyma and few large vessels.
Liber-lundlts closely applied to wood, semilunar, rather broad. Bark a narrow
cellular zone of long cells, with very thick transparent walls.
1. P. ovata (Miers, mss.) ; foliis ovato-oblongis subtrapezoideis,
racemis masculis folia superautibus. — Cissampelos ovata, Poir.; DO.
Syst. i. 537, Prod. i. 102. Cocculus leptostachyus et brachystachyus,
DC. Syst. i. 528, Prod. i. 99 ; Decaisne, Timor 96. C. Plukenetii, DO.
Syst. i. 520, Prod. i. 97 ; IP. et A.! Prod. i. 14 ; WigM, Ic. t. 824,
825. Cocculus Wightiarms, Wall. Cat. 4959 A 1
HAB. In Zeylania, Thwaites ! et in Carnaticae arenosis prassertim
prope mare, Wight! — (t?. $.)
DISTIUB. Timor.
Frutex alte scatidens, rainosissimus. Ramuli clcganter siriatuli, tomento flave-
scente incani, demum glabrcsccntes. Folia basi caueata vel rotuudata, apice obtusa
vel retusa cnm mucrone, 3-5-nervia, crasse coriacea, utriuque glabra, H-2 polL
longa, f-li lata, peliolo ^-^-pollicari incano-pubescente, apice incrassato et etib-
articulato ; pcJtioli et.racenli basi fasciculo pilorum circumdati. Racemi gwuriks, pu-
be*eentes .vel tcaawrtosi, masculi folia superauteg, foeminei folia vis aeqnautes vel
brwiores. Pvdiceili flores vir superantes. Bractete subulatse. Flares minuti,
iBaaeuli in axilli« bractearum fasciculati, foeminei solitarii. Septtla interiora ovalia
vel obovata, membranacea. Pet&la acute vel obtuse bidcntata. Dntpa subcom-
pressae, pisi magnitudine, Ireviuscultts. Putamen rugulosum.
Decaisne has pointed out the probable identity of (7. b)'achy$tacjiyu& and C. Up-
tostachyus with one another, and with C. Plitkenetii ; and as his description, as well
as a specimen of C. brat,7iystachyu& from Timor in Mr. Bentham's Herbarium, agreed
precisely with the Ceylon plant, which varies with three or five nerves, we have not
hesitated to unite them all. It is curious to remark the recurrence of this plant,
which is a native of the drier parts of the Carnatic and Ceylon, in Timor, which has
a drier climate than Sumatra and Java.
14. FIBRAXJREA, Lour.
Sepala 6, biseriuliter imbiicata, ovalia vel obovata. Petala 0. MAS.
Stamina 6 ; Jilamenid crassa, carnosa, angulata, infra autheram linea .
elevata obliqua cincta, ct antice et postice subcristata ; . anthera late
ovales, biloculares, latcraliter dehiscentes. FCEM. Ovwia 3-6. Drttpte
totidem ovoidese, iaeves. — Frutices scandente*, foliis crasse coriaceb, p^
tiolis basi et apice articulate et incrassatis, paniculis asrillaribus, ramo-
tissimis.
In Mr. Miers' paper this genui is placed among Heteroclinea, bat he had not
seen perfect Bee<|s. We are induced to transfer it to the cxalbumittotw tribe, from